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American University

Department of History

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / Department of History is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; Visit website: https://www.american.edu/cas/history/
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

112
Applied
70
Accepted
21
Enrolled
63%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE; Visit website: https://www.american.edu/cas/history/
Master's Degree Requirements Personal statement, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Sample of written work, personal statement, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

77
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.19%
Black or African American 3.9%
White or Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.3%
Asian 2.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.6%
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 9
Male (18)
Female (14)

Location & Contact

Address Battelle Tompkins, Room 137
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8038
United States
Contact Dr. Eric J. Lohr
Chair, Department of History
Email: history@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2401

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